Thursday, November 17, 2005

I'm back

Now that things seem to be settling down, you can expect to see more updates. For a few weeks things were just c-razy it seems. The past few days have been a welcome break from the busy-ness.

So let's recap... We went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner on our anniversary (Nessa, that's going to be my suggestion for where we meet when you guys are in town, I'll email you today about it... it's centrally located and somewhat away from the insanity that is the holiday shopping madness... though we may have to wade through it to get there... hmmm.) then we saw jarhead at a downtown movie theater, it was a great movie, and we had a great time. Nolan spent the evening with auntie Lori.

I am so fucking done with this paper route... you don't even know. I am currently exploring the possibility of watching kids at our place to supplement an income. I just can't do this whole middle of the night gig anymore. I'm done. that and hauling the man child out of the car to go into the apt building is a big pain in my butt. The only drawback I forsee is that Aaron will have to take up the slack on mondays and wednesdays from about 3:30 until the kids are picked up, as I hope to be in class at that time. I know some people don't care for men watching their kids... I hope that since we have a baby they'll be a bit more flexible, but we'll see. He really wants me to be done w/ this b.s. too.

somehow in the last few weeks I've lost 7lbs. Don't know how, but I'm not complaining... I *need* to get my fat ass back to the gym... the gym I am PAYING FOR... as cheap as I am, you'd think I'd be there everyday trying to get my money's worth. I hope to go today, even as I sit here trying to think up excuses not to.

I've had to start supplementing formula... I was really upset about it at first (I got attached to this whole breastfeeding thing apparently, who knew?) Nolan was latching on and doing this whole suck suck scream thing for a while... and you know, you shouldn't yell at an infant... but after 3 or 4 days of this happening at *every* feed I would get frustrated and be all "COME ON NOLAN!" then feel like a big piece of shit, because I didn't know what the problem could be. So a week after his 4 month well baby check up, I took him back and the doc said he wasn't getting enough and until my supply increased, to supplement. Not exactly the answer I was looking for... so I've been drinking gatorade, taking a supplement, drinking mother's milk tea, and eating oatmeal. I *think* I've seen an improvement. He's never had more than one formula bottle a day, and I think even if I get my supply back I may go ahead and still give him that after nap bottle... it seems to satiate (is that the right word?) him better than breast milk, and he seems a happier little man in the evenings than he was just from nursing. (I think the twilight period of his day is his hungriest.)

Although we're not happy about the change in poop from just breastmilk to formula. That shit is nasty... pun intended. I particularly love the way he doesn't go for 3 days and then shits so much with such firepower it goes clear up his back to his neck. Awesome. And the smell... mmmm... it's worse than the catbox. yummy.

anyhoo, let's clear out some old pics... well at least they date back to about 10/22 or so...

I love this pic... and the ears, oh my the ears.

Nolan meets his cousin Geary for the first time

Nolan sits w/ (L-R)Dalylah, Eden and Julia

Hey babe, let me hang onto your ear ok?

Nolan likes the Lazyboy.

happy dude

this outfit was sent to us from cousin Steve and his family in Minnesota. I love it on him.

He must chew on EVERYTHING.

"pease buy dis fo me daddy!" this is my mom's favorite picture of Nolan so far

This outfit was given to me at my baby shower by 'auntie vicki'. :-)

Nolan at the pediatrician's office... yeah, he was happy until he got his shots. Poor buddy.

Nolan was invited to his first birthday party! The birthday boy was turning a year old right before halloween, so it was a costume party. Obviously birthday parties are exhausting. :-)

the birthday boy was a puppy

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